Great examples of ship logs, logbooks, captain's logs
November 18, 2012 3:27 PM Subscribe
I’m looking for examples from literature, film, or television that make heavy use of the ship’s log or captain’s log format as a key narrative device. And, actually, the ship need not be a ship and the captain need not be a captain – what I’m really looking for are official records of assignments or missions told methodically by someone in charge. Looking for fiction and non-fiction.
posted by beanie to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Examples: Star Trek’s captain’s log; key chapters in Dracula and Moby Dick; Twin Peaks (Agent Cooper’s dictaphone); the journals and log-books of Christopher Columbus, etc.
Examples that are historically important, highly entertaining, and/or or very well done especially welcome.